When children’s author Balázs Zágoni began a science fiction novel for young adults, he imagined life 50 years ahead in Eastern Europe. His first novel, Sphere (“A Gomb”), hit bookstores in May, launching in Budapest, Hungary, and the author’s hometown of Cluj, Romania. “I grew up in Communist Romania until I was 13,” Balázs said.
“Mom, are you writing about me again?” My daughter sounded offended. “Again everyone will look at me, ‘Are you the girl who doesn’t like to apologize?’” I hugged her and showed her the letter I was writing was not about her. But her question made me think—she had a right to be disappointed. I had
For the last two decades, Miracle children’s magazine has been captivating kids across Albania. Creative distribution and content have made it a remarkable evangelistic tool in this post-Communist society. In celebration of Miracle’s 20th anniversary this year, MAI discussed the magazine’s journey and success with founder and editor Besa Shapllo of Mission Possible Albania. Q: